Articles

Award-Winning Insights on Social Mobility

ΦΒΚ member and Harvard-based economist Raj Chetty is the winner of the 2019 A.SK Social Science Award and its $200,000 prize.

Key into Public Service Scholars

This spring, the Society launched its newest program providing $5,000 scholarships to students interested in public sector work.

From the Secretary: Commitment to the Common Good

Phi Beta Kappa has a unique voice to contribute to conversations that matter today.

From the Secretary: ΦBK’s Nonpartisan Advocacy

Phi Beta Kappa addresses efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

ΦBK Student Helps Bring Performing Arts into Prisons

Reanna Magruder (ΦBK, University of Denver) played Nurse Ratched in the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Chelesa Fearce on Overcoming Homelessness and Pursuing Higher Education

Chelesa Fearce (ΦBK, Spelman College) is now completing her first year at Yale School of Medicine studying for a doctorate and medical degree.

New Wave of Women Legal Editors Includes ΦBK Members

In January, all 16 major American law journals elected women as editors-in-chief including five members of Phi Beta Kappa.

ΦBK Inductee Helps Liberian Students Pursue STEM

Michelle Chan (ΦBK, Columbia University) has been involved with the I-HELP Liberia Project since 2015. Now she is directing their program for students pursuing careers in medicine.

Scholar and Veteran David Alphonso Lane

In a time largely marked by vicious segregation, David Alphonso Lane (Bowdoin College, 1917) lived a remarkable life of excellence in the field of education and in service to his country.

Michael Schur’s Comedy of Ethics

The Good Place, the latest NBC hit comedy from ΦBK member Michael Schur, has deep roots in its creator’s background in the liberal arts.

Facets of an Academic’s Life, A Conversation with Michael Wertheimer

“A broad liberal education can be exceedingly valuable to any citizen for whatever they become expert in.” —Michael Wertheimer (ΦΒΚ, Swarthmore College)

ΦΒΚ member Nellie Coffy on Being a Young Entrepreneur

“I want to show girls you don’t have to climb the ladder but build your own.” —Nellie Coffy (ΦBK, Cornell University)